Be a Charity Hero this Auckland Marathon 2020

St John Lifesavers Run and Raise!


Join St John at the start line of the ASB Auckland Marathon 2020, at 6:00 am Sunday 1 November.

Become a St John Lifesaver and work together to raise important funds that will support our emergency ambulance service and community health programmes. You will help St John continue to save lives and be there for your community.

The benefits you will receive as a St John Lifesaver when you raise the minimum of $1,000 include:

  • FREE St John Lifesavers t-shirt
  • Pre-meet event where you can meet with your team
  • Post-race meet, with food and massages
  • Reimbursed ENTRY COSTS

If the minimum amount is a bit of a stretch, don't worry, you can still be part of the St John Lifesavers team. Every team member counts, anything that you raise makes a difference. Together we can make a positive impact on the services that St John provide. Plus, if you do manage to raise $300 you'll receive a FREE St John Lifesavers t-shirt

How to become a St John Lifesaver…

1. Create your Everyday Hero fundraising page by clicking “Join Team.” – it’s that easy!

2. Purchase your event registration – Guarantee that you have a spot into your chosen race. Visit the ASB Auckland Marathon website and purchase your event entry. Be sure to get the best deal for yourself by taking advantage of the early bird from 18 June - 26 August. If you hit your target of $1,000 (before the 27 October 2020) you can be reimbursed your entry costs.

3. Tell your friends and family about it – connect everyone you know to your fundraising page. You will receive a Fundraising Toolkit with other ideas on how to fundraise.

4. Run in the ASB Auckland Marathon! Don’t forget to enjoy the day. This event is really like no other, celebrate your achievements and know that you helped St John save lives!


If I set up an online Everyday Hero fundraising page, am I automatically entered in the race?

Establishing an Everyday Hero fundraising page does not automatically enter you in the race. You will need to purchase your entry separately. You can purchase your entry here - opens Feb 18. Get in as early as you can to lower the price of entry.

I’m not sure I can run a full marathon. Do I have other race options?

Yes, you have plenty of race options to suit your fitness level. The ASB Auckland Marathon allows you to select from the full marathon (42km), half marathon (21kms), 11km traverse, or family marathon (5km). Don’t sweat it! Go at your pace and enjoy the race! Check out the course here.

How much does entry cost?

It really depends on which race you select and when you make your entry purchase. For more entry info click here.

How do I start fundraising? I’m a newbie!

We are here to help you every step of the way, with great resources and regular emails to help you smash those targets! The easy, first step is to visit “Join team” to set up your fundraising page and enter your details. Secondly, share it with your friends and family to let them know you’re fundraising to help St John save lives! Then get training, post regular updates to your social media pages and before you know it, supporters will start donating to your page.

What if ASB Auckland Marathon does not take place on 1 November 2020, for reasons relating to the Covid-19 Pandemic? Where possible, the event will be rescheduled, and if this happens all registered athletes (those who have already paid for their entry through the official Ironman event website) will have their race registration automatically moved to the new date. We will provide as much notice as we can. Please contact the event coordinators if you have any further questions or concerns on  or call +64 (0) 9 601 9590.